Sounds Like Joe is approximately 2000 sq/ft of total space, and located 25 miles from the center of Charlotte NC.  Control room is treated and tuned for precise listening (seats 5 comfortably).  Tracking room is 20×12 with a custom wall patch system that allows for 8 balanced i/o, USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and MIDI. Music stands and chairs for up to 6. Comfortable for quartets. Screening Room seats 10 in rows with HD projection and surround support.

General Amenities and Features:

  • Wi-fi and Fiber Internet
  • Furnished common area
  • Screening room with HD projector, surround, and stadium seating for 10
  • Handicap access to all rooms
  • Fully insured for property and body
  • Digital Hyper Studios – animation & visual effects services on site

Amenities and Features of BTC:   

  • On-Site management staff
  • Conference room
  • Copy and fax service
  • Loading dock options
  • Secure key card building access
  • 475 Parking Spaces
  • Building Video Surveillance

You can do good audio with only a computer and some software…..   but for great recording you need a quality analog front-end.  Add knobs and real synths that you can control with your hands, and the studio becomes an instrument in its own right.

Audio Equipment 

Buzz Audio ARC1.1 channel strip, Audient ASP880 8ch mic pre, Coleman Audio surround monitor controller, Dynaudio BM5a 5.1 with BM9s sub, Black Lion MicroClock III

Mics:  Neumann u87, Sennheiser MKH416, MKH50, e609, Shure KSM32, SM7b, SM81, SM77, SM57, SM58, Audio Technica AT4050, CAD e100 (pair), Sanken Cos11-d, Rode NT-SF1 Ambiesonic Surround mic

Hardware Synthesizers

Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System, 468hp Additional Eurorack, Mutable Instruments Ambika, Access Virus B, Moog DFAM, Dreadbox Erebus 3, Casio CZ1, Google Nsynth Super

Its a digital industry, and we do a lot of different things with a lot of different tools.  If you’re interested in knowing what software we use, this section lists the more common items. We have more than this, and add things too often…   but these are a few highlights.

Platforms

Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Max/MSP, Wavelab, Live, Reaper, Finale, Dorico, Adobe Creative Suite.   All software current version

Sample Library

Spitfire Audio Albions Collection, Spitfire Audio Symphony Complete, Cinesamples Winds, Brass, and Percussion, Abby Roads, Piano in Blue, and Jerry’s Pianos, East West Composer Cloud, Audiobro LADD and LASS, Project Sam Symphobia, Orchestra Essentials, Swing, Animator,  Sonic Couture – all products

Audio Plugins

Universal Audio UAD (majority of all plugins), Fab Filter Complete Bundle, iZotope Complete Bundle, GRM Tools by IRCAM Complete Bundle, Voxengo Complete Bundle, Waves Gold Bundle

Virtual Instruments

Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate,  Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Trillian, and RMX, Roland Cloud, Virtual CZ, U-He Diva and Zebra, Output Complete Bundle, Serum

Good location audio requires a different tool set than studio work. It needs to be fast, accurate, and rock solid. These are the tools we have available for field and event support. Field and Event gear is also available for rent on daily or weekly basis.

Field Kit

Sound Devices 633 recorder, Lectrosonics wireless lav mics (x4), Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun and MKH50 HyperCardioid, Ambient Nano Lockit (x2) Timecode boxes, Denecke Smart Slate, Sennheiser G3 wireless audio hops, and all the extras to make it work well on set.

Event Package 

Allen Heath QU-16 digital mixer/recorder, A&H Mixwizard 16ch, Sound Craft EMP8, Sennheiser G3 wireless kits (x8) with lav and handheld, Powered Antennas, Yamaha and JBL speakers with subs.

This kit is capable of mixing separate live sound reinforcement and broadcast mixes simultaneously.  All while recording 16 isolated tracks of event microphones.